Jaws reboot

Just this week we learned that DreamWorks would not be renewing their deal with Disney when it expires in 2016. And in anticipation of the contract expiring, Steven Spielberg has been in talks with Universal to become the new home to the filmmaker’s production company.

Since this deal was revealed, there’s been a lot of chatter about Universal wanting to reboot Spielberg’s original blockbuster Jaws and the time traveling franchise that he produced, Back to the Future. But these assumptions are being blown out of proportion, and as of now, there’s no real indication that either the studio or Spielberg have any plans to touch those properties.

Find out what we won’t be seeing a Back to the Future or Jaws reboot anytime soon below! Read More »

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Dreamworks Universal deal

Since 2009 Dreamworks has enjoyed a deal with Disney that sees Dreamworks films released and promoted through Disney’s machinery, but that could change soon. That Disney deal expires in 2016, and Steven Spielberg is reportedly in talks with Universal to house Dreamworks at that studio.

It’s a business deal that won’t come as a surprise to many, and which might not seem to mean much to people outside of the fact that the Ghost in the Shell film being assembled by Dreamworks could ultimately be released by Universal in the US, instead of Disney.

But there’s one sentence that sticks out in news of a possible Dreamworks Universal deal: “[Spielbeg] also is key on potential reboots of other Universal franchises such as Jaws and Back to the Future.” Those words inspire chills, and not good ones.  Read More »

Back to the Future Rick and Morty mash-up

It’s no secret that the hit Adult Swim series Rick and Morty takes plenty of inspiration from Back to the Future protagonists Doc and Marty. In fact, the series began as an animated parody from co-creator Justin Roiland called The Adventures of Doc and Mharti, which co-creator Dan Harmon has referred to as “a bastardization, a pornographic vandalization” of the classic time traveling trilogy.

Well, now everything has come full circle as a fan of both the aforementioned animated series and film franchise has created a Back to the Future Rick and Morty mash-up that probably actually exists as a feature length film in some parallel universe. Read More »

back to the future marty mcfly skateboard replica

Earlier this week, we told you about the amazing “We’re Going Back” 30th Anniversary Back to the Future celebration which will be held in Los Angeles this October. As part of that celebration, “We’re Going Back” has been granted the rights to manufacture a Limited Edition Madrid/Valterra Skateboard, which is the skateboard Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) rides in the 1985 scenes of the film. Find out more details on the Marty McFly skateboard replica, after the jump.
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Pepsi Can DeLorean

Earlier this summer, we highlighted a video that showed you how to make a Back to the Future Part II hoverboard for just $33, which would be the perfect thing to take with you when you head to Los Angeles for the big 30th anniversary celebration happening in October (at least if you’ve got $800 lying around for a ticket).

But for those who don’t have a need for such a big homemade prop, maybe you’d like to make a nice little creation to set upon your desk that still shows how much you love Back to the Future. YouTube user DaveHax has created a video that shows you how to create a miniature Pepsi can DeLorean time machine model. Looks like a nice little arts and crafts project to pass the time. Read More »

Back to the Future Celebration

“We’re Going Back,” a 30th Anniversary Back to the Future celebration has been announced for Los Angeles, taking place October 21st – 25th 2015. The festivities will include:

  • Back to the Future tour of the Universal Studios backlot with special guests
  • A Screening of Back to the Future II
  • The original hoverboard stunt team and actual members of Griff’s gang will let your ride on a hoverboard rig like used in the movie
  • Old West style BBQ dinner and a Screening of Back to the Future, Part III with surprises
  • Ride the actual diesel locomotive that smashed the time machine at the end of the third film
  • The World Premiere of the documentary “Back In Time,” and the Director’s cut of the documentary “OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean!”
  • A screen used props and rare Back to the Future memorabilia auction
  • An outdoor screening of Back to the Future III
  • Tour of the original filming locations from Back to the Future
  • Attend the world’s most accurate, immersive recreation of the iconic “Enchantment under the Sea” dance with the cast and crew of the trilogy and rock out with the “Flux Capacitors,” featuring Marvin Berry.
  • The most intimate, celebrity moderated, “Back to the Future” discussion panels and presentations
  • A screening of Back to the Future outside the “Twin Pines” mall, aka Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry, CA, with celebrities, movie vehicles and the return of the “Flux Capacitors” band for a very special finale.
 All this and more.  Tickets cost $800 for the full 5 days, or you can purchase tickets to the individual days. Read the full press release, after the jump.

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Back to the Future props

Getting ahold of authentic movie props is no easy feat, though it’s infinitely easier to get your hands on items from your favorite movie sets if you’ve got a truckload of extra cash lying around. Or in this case, if you’re the writer of a certain iconic movie franchise.

Writer Bob Gale is responsible for scripting and producing Robert Zemeckis‘ iconic time traveling trilogy Back to the Future, so it should come as no surprise that he has some of the most coveted props from the series of films starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Trust me when I say that he has the key Back to the Future props that you would want, or at least the ones that will fit on your shelf. Read More »

Cool Stuff: Back to the Future Monopoly

Back to the Future Monopoly

Okay so my card carrying membership card to the legion of modern board gamers is probably going to be revoked by featuring a Monopoly game on /Film, but my fandom for Back to the Future trumps all. USAopoly had announced a Back to the Future version of Monopoly in March, showcasing the fun full-color box resembling a case of plutonium from the 1985 film Back to the Future.

But we haven’t seen the contents until now, and the die-cast metal game pieces featuring the delorean time machine, Einstein the dog, the cowboy hat, Nike’s futuristic 2015 sneakers, the hoverboard, and the famous Hill Valley clock look too cool not to mention. But do I really need to buy another version of Monopoly? See the photos of the Back to the Future Monopoly set after the jump!

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LEGO Dimensions trailer

If you’re a frequent reader of SlashFilm, you know that we love LEGO, and we love even more when the building block toy gets blended with our favorite films. Whether it’s an official Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set or a custom Jurassic Park visitor center, we like seeing the building blocks come together to make things from the movies we love.

Therefore, our interest is piqued by the forthcoming video game LEGO Dimensions, a new collectible figure video game which combines the likes of Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Batman (and other DC Comics heroes), The LEGO Movie, Ninjago and even The Wizard of Oz.

And now a new trailer has arrived online, showing the story behind how all these different franchises came to be mixed up with each other. But the real highlight is seeing Batman fight another Batman. Watch the LEGO Dimensions trailer after the jump! Read More »